Monday, 27 September 2010

Team England to move into CWG village

After avoiding the Commonwealth Games Village for over two days, the English delegation is all set to move into the campus on Sunday.

A group of around 20 support staff will be the first occupants of the accommodation to ensure that conditions continue to be on track for 48 athletes from the sports of hockey (32), lawn bowls (12) and shooting (4) to move in on Monday.

They will be followed by gymnasts (10), archers (12) and weightlifters (14) on Tuesday, a statement released by the Commonwealth Games England press office said.

England Chef de Mission Craig Hunter said, "It's exciting but also a relief to be able to occupy our accommodation.

"We are now getting back on track with the planned and phased arrival of athletes and we will begin to reach a peak of team numbers (more than 500) on October 5."

He said there is still a lot more to do to be ready for that peak but he would like to pay tribute to their support team staff "who have worked sometimes literally around the clock to get everything in place and safe for the first athletes' arrival."

Hunter said, "It has been a challenging experience but one which will make us (England team) stronger as we strive to be successful now on the field of play."


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